Tools for Authors
There are a number of resources available to assist those who wish to do research and plan to publish their results.
To learn more about databases (such as PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science) and citation management tools, go to the Learning Lab page.
Suggested Author Tools resources have been grouped by specific categories that reflect the flow of scholarly publishing.
 

Funding Sources
Search for grants, sign up for alerts, and apply for grants using these resources:

ORPA (Office of Research and Project Administration) handles both pre- and post-award grants administration as well the fiscal budget of the Sloan Kettering Institute.
Funding Sources
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OTD (Office of Technology Management) manages Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s world-class portfolio of intellectual property (IP). This responsibility involves working closely with the institution’s research community in order to learn about and evaluate new inventions, seek patent protection, license technologies for commercialization, facilitate startup creation, and negotiate intellectual property-related agreements. 

Funding Sources
Search for grants, sign up for alerts, and apply for grants using these resources:
Authoritative, up-to-date information on private philanthropy. Additional links include the Foundation Finder, a lookup tool that provides basic facts on private and community foundations in the U.S.
Funding Sources
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Search for federal grants by keywords or more specific criteria.
Funding Sources
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A listing of all the research programs under the NIH Common Fund including High-Risk Research.
Funding Sources
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Search or browse for NIH funding opportunities, subscribe to newsletters on NIH funding, and download application forms.
Funding Sources
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Search for previously awarded grants.
Funding Sources
Search for grants, sign up for alerts, and apply for grants using these resources:
Search for previously awarded grants.
Funding Sources
Search for grants, sign up for alerts, and apply for grants using these resources:
A resource designed to facilitate the search for funding sources to enhance individual and community health. This site may be of interest to virtually anyone associated with the health field – medical researchers, social workers, nurses, students, community-based health educators, academics and others. Funding sources most frequently listed here include those of private foundations, corporations, businesses, and not-for profit organizations. Finding and listing less traditional funding opportunities is also a priority. Created and maintained by Samaritan Health Services.
Funding Sources
Search for grants, sign up for alerts, and apply for grants using these resources:
Comprehensive database of funding opportunities for researchers and research administrators in the pre-award phase of the funding process.
Funding Sources
Search for grants, sign up for alerts, and apply for grants using these resources:

Finding Articles

Consult with a Reference Librarian for assistance in finding relevant published literature. If appropriate, request a Systematic Review.  A systematic review attempts to collate all empirical evidence that fits pre-specified eligibility criteria in order to answer a specific research/clinical question. See the Systematic Reviews LibGuide for further information.
Browzine allows you to browse selected eJournals from the MSK Library on your tablet. Must sign in with MSK credentials.
Look for a specific article, journal, book, or dissertation.
Browse all databases available to MSKCC researchers.
Contains an A-Z listing of all electronic books the MSKCC Library subscribes to and links to the eBook websites.
Contains an A-Z listing of all electronic journals the MSKCC Library subscribes to, links to the eJournal websites, and holdings information.
Internal system to support authors in obtaining articles, books and book chapters not available from the MSKCC collections.
PubMed is a search service of the National Library of Medicine.  It includes references from MEDLINE and MEDLINE in Process, as well as a small number of references not included in these databases. It features built-in search filters for diagnosis, therapy, etiology, and prognosis and includes links to databanks of DNA/protein sequence and 3-D structure data. This database covers a wide range of medical topics which include surgery, medical research, physiology, cardiology, oncology, nursing, nephrology, gastroenterology, and more. Of interest, a user can search cancer literature as a subset by using the Limits feature. A search also allows the user to restrict to nursing journals only.
For citations in biomedicine and health, nursing, and portions of the life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences,and bioengineering.

Accessing Search Engines

A biomedical search engine that contains NIH/PubMed documents, plus a large collection of theses, dissertations, and other publications. BioMedSearch also provides advanced account features that allow saved searches, alerts, saving documents to portfolios, commenting on documents and portfolios, and sharing documents with other registered users. There is no cost to register for this resource.
Scholarly database of academic papers in all disciplines, including medicine and life sciences.  Includes peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts, technical reports and court opinions.  Content is drawn from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other websites.
A free web-based search engine for easily finding information and drill-down details in over 40 million books and scholarly articles from the Library of Congress and the National Library of Medicine, among other resources.
A semantic search engine alternative to PubMed that looks for relationships among the terms in the article or abstract.
A gateway to reliable science and technology information from scientific databases and websites.  The scope is not limited to government information.

Citation Management
Bibliographic management tools allow you to organize references, create bibliographies in customized formats, and easily incorporate citations into working manuscripts.

EndNote is a reference manager that allows users to collect, manage and format bibliographies in many different journal styles. Contact the helpdesk (646-227-3337) to have EndNote installed on your workstation or laptop.
Register for a Library Workshop
Citation Management
Bibliographic management tools allow you to organize references, create bibliographies in customized formats, and easily incorporate citations into working manuscripts.
A bibliographic management application with social features.  Click on the "Sign up & Download" link on the upper right-hand corner of the home page to establish an account.  You will then be able to generate bibliographies, collaborate with other researchers online, import papers from other research software, access your papers from anywhere online.
Register for a Library Workshop
Citation Management
Bibliographic management tools allow you to organize references, create bibliographies in customized formats, and easily incorporate citations into working manuscripts.
RefWorks is a web-based reference manager that allows uers to collect, manage, format and share bibliographies in many different journal styles. An individual account must be created in order to access RefWorks.
Register for a Library Workshop
Citation Management
Bibliographic management tools allow you to organize references, create bibliographies in customized formats, and easily incorporate citations into working manuscripts.
A  social bookmarking site for academic papers. Keep track of interesting papers and share what you've been reading. Click on the "Join now" button to be able to store references, share references with colleagues, and store and search PDF's.
Citation Management
Bibliographic management tools allow you to organize references, create bibliographies in customized formats, and easily incorporate citations into working manuscripts.
A  bibliographic management application similar to EndNote and Refworks with social features.  Click on "Register" in the upper right-hand corner of the home page and after completing the registration, you will be able to sync your library, participate in groups or post to the support forums.
Citation Management
Bibliographic management tools allow you to organize references, create bibliographies in customized formats, and easily incorporate citations into working manuscripts.

Writing Guidelines

Intended to improve the reporting of a randomized controlled trial (RCT), enabling readers to understand a trial's design, conduct, analysis and interpretation, and to assess the validity of its results. It includes guidance in the form of a check-list for the Title, Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Other information for a manuscript.
Lang, Thomas A.
Philadelphia: American College of Physicians, c2010
Covers all aspects of planning, writing and submitting clinical journal articles for publication.  The thorough treatment makes it well worth reading for the clinician wanting to produce more persuasive and rigorous publications.
Recipients of NIH grants need to understand that policy compliance is critical to avoid delays in processing grant awards.
Reports on retractions of scientific research papers and cases of scientific fraud.
This resource provides detailed fund information (requirements and eligibility guidance) which underwrites reasonable article processing fees for open access journals when funds are not otherwise available.  The fund is administered by the MSKCC Library and Research and Technology Management.
Oermann, Marilyn H, Hays, Judith C 
New York: Springer Pub. Co., c2010
Directed to nurses who need to write research reports, clinical articles, systematic reviews and other types of articles for publication.

Selecting the Right Journal

The Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) of Leiden University has created a journal indicator called the source-normalized impact per paper (SNIP).  This indicator is a significant alternative to Journal Citation Reports impact factors.
Listing of open access scholarly journals in all academic subjects, including health sciences and medicine.
The Eigenfactor score is intended to measure the importance of a journal to the scientific community by considering the origin of the incoming citations.  Citations from more significant journals will result in a higher Eigenfactor score.
BioImpacts 2012;2(1):61-8 (an open access article)
Presents a collection of main critera biomedical researchers use to select a journal to which to submit their work.
A tool for finding the most appropriate journals for submitting a manuscript (primarily for papers covering biomedical and clinical research). This tool allows authors to enter the title and/or abstract of an unpublished paper into a text box and find journals that best match.
A searchable and browsable database of journal impact factors.
Covers a large number of biomedical journals and provides information which includes: journal impact factors, circulation numbers, acceptance rates, publication turnaround times, and links to author guidelines.
SCImago Journal and Country rankings measure journal rank as well as rank total scholarly output of world nations.
Identify leading journals in a subject area using the Analyze Tool.

Author Instructions

Provides links to websites outlining instructions to authors for over 6,000 journals in the health and life sciences.